Synaptics will put fingerprint sensors in PC touchpads to enable Windows Hello

Synaptics said this week that it is working with Microsoft to bring touchpads with integrated fingerprint sensors to PC hardware makers, making Microsoft’s Windows Hello technology available to more people. A Synaptics... Read more »

How to replace Windows Media Center’s DVR features in Windows 10

Microsoft didn’t do cord cutters any favors with Windows 10. As revealed a few months ago, the free upgrade for Windows 7 and higher wipes out Windows Media Center, a decade-old program... Read more »

New tool reawakens disabled hardware in high-end AMD Radeon graphics cards

A new user-created tool could help you coax more performance out of your AMD Radeon graphics card. Maybe. The latest GPU hacking project making the rounds on the Overclock.net forums is a... Read more »

Intel’s 6th-gen CPU arrives with nice presents for gamers and enthusiasts

After an eternity of hype, innuendo and rumors, Intel’s Core i7-6700K, code-named “Skylake,” is finally here—and it’s actually worth the wait. But only if you have realistic expectations, not those built up... Read more »

Intel Core i7-5775C review

The narrative is already in place on Intel’s new Broadwell for desktop CPU: It’s the chip no one wanted. As someone who watched this story unfold, I know the truth is actually... Read more »

Why Windows 10 isn’t really free

Windows 10 isn’t really free. Realizing why and how it isn’t really free can help you understand why installing the operating system on 1 billion systems by 2017 is such a big... Read more »

Intel Launches Overclockable ‘Skylake’ Core i7-6700K, Core i5-6600K Desktop CPUs

Intel has announced two new overclockable enthusiast-class CPUs, the first of itsSkylake generation, at the ongoing Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. The Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K are based on a brand... Read more »

Microsoft Launches ‘Keyboard for Excel’ App for Android Tablets

Microsoft on Thursday launched an app called Keyboard for Excel on Google Play for Android 4.0 and higher tablet devices. As yet, the app is restricted to users in the US, and... Read more »